Dugarry: If Zidane joins Man Utd I’ll eat two rats!

first_imgZinedine Zidane continues to see a possible role as successor to Jose Mourinho at Manchester United mooted, but Christophe Dugarry doubts a deal will be done.The legendary Frenchman is currently out of work having walked away from Real Madrid on the back of a third successive Champions League triumph last season.He has been linked with various roles since then, with the 46-year-old admitting that he is eager to return to the dugout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! With events at Old Trafford currently seeing Mourinho’s ongoing presence called into question, it has been suggested that Zidane’s next move could take him to England.A man who tasted World Cup glory alongside a modern day icon back in 1998 is, however, adamant that a former team-mate would have no interest in taking a role with the Red Devils.Dugarry told RMC Sport: “Zizou won’t go to Manchester. I’m telling you, he won’t go to Manchester.”Amid the links to United, it has been reported that Zidane has spoken with Mourinho in an effort to make it clear to the Portuguese that he is not angling for his job.Dugarry also doubts that such a conversation ever took place, adding: “If he called Mourinho, I won’t eat one rat, I’ll eat two.“I don’t believe it for one second, because the relationship between Zidane and Mourinho has never been good. Never.Zinedine Zidane won't join Manchester United Christophe Dugarry“So I don’t see why Zizou would call Mourinho to tell him he won’t take his job.“Zizou is on holiday, Mourinho is sorting his situation out by himself.”Mourinho has plenty of work to do if he is to bring the distracting rounds of rumours to a close.He has overseen United’s worst start through seven games to a Premier League season and is currently on a four-match winless run across all competitions.His side have failed to claim a victory on home soil since the opening weekend of the 2018-19 campaign, with a number of former stars having had their say on what should happen next.The general consensus is that Mourinho’s services should be retained, with Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes backing him to stay put while Paul Ince has called for underperforming players to shoulder more responsibility for an alarming slump.last_img read more

Emily Deschanel Wants To Stop The Slaughter Of Marine Species

first_imgActress Emily Deschanel, star of the popular Fox TV series “Bones,” has taken on a new role as narrator of a powerful video that drives home the real numbers behind the slaughter on the high seas of marine species.Video: Emily Deschanel says: Stop the Slaughter of Marine Mammals!Produced by The Humane Society of the United States, the creatively animated short piece raises awareness of crucial protections urgently required for marine animals, including polar bears, sharks, whales and turtles. The international commercial wildlife trade has a heavy impact on marine animals’ survival and is responsible for the decline of wild populations of a number of marine species. The video’s release coincides with a major international conservation meeting that takes place every few years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, where decisions are made by 178 nations on regulations for international trade.“I think that people invariably respond to the bare facts and that’s why I hope this video will make viewers, most importantly, the delegates at CITES, sit up and take note of the shocking numbers of marine animals that are being decimated. Not only is this an animal protection concern, but it is also of immense importance to the overall health of our oceans,” says Deschanel.Through March 14 in Bangkok, CITES member countries are meeting to decide which species should be protected, and to impose controls or bans on their international commercial trade by adding them to one of the treaty’s appendices. An animal (or a plant) placed on Appendix I of CITES receives the highest level of protection – international commercial trade in its parts and products is effectively banned. An animal or plant listed on Appendix II allows for international trade, but with regulations.A delegation from The HSUS and its global affiliate Humane Society International is at the meeting, championing more than 40 proposals to provide greater protections for wildlife. Some of the marine life proposals include advocating for the transfer of the threatened polar bear, the freshwater sawfish and the African manatee to Appendix I; the African manatee is the only manatee species currently without top-level protection. The HSUS and HSI also support the U.S.-backed proposal to list the oceanic whitetip shark and proposals by other countries to list porbeagle sharks, hammerhead sharks and manta rays on Appendix II.“Like the intelligent, tenacious character she portrays in “Bones,” Emily is respected as a dedicated animal advocate, who is always willing to go that extra mile to take action for what she believes in. We are so grateful that she agreed to voice our video at such a crucial time for marine animals,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director, HSUS Hollywood Outreach program.The HSUS and HSI work on a number of campaigns to protect marine species. Among other efforts, they fight to maintain the moratorium on commercial whaling, to end the finning of sharks, and to protect sea turtles and the endangered right whale from ship strikes and fishing gear entanglement. They also work to improve the welfare of captive marine mammals and ultimately to end their public display, as well as to end the slaughter of harp seals in Canada and the shooting of sea lions on the U.S. West Coast who are killed for eating salmon.last_img read more

Government Salaries to increase up to 67 with Review

first_img Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Mar 2015 – There were no exact figures given on how many in the public sector will see their salary impacted by the Pay and Grade Review, but Premier Rufus Ewing and Deputy Governor, Anya Williams said it will be ‘many.’ As a prelude to a first set of meetings to be held here in Provo and then in Grand Turk with the employees in the Civil Service, media was given opportunity to question the duo on the changes; a process which started in 2012 and which may continue into the next couple of years as the review and revamp is fine tuned. Premier Rufus Ewing said while not everyone will see an increase in their salaries, no one will see a decrease either; both leaders adding that it is not just about raising pay but improving the physical work environment. A ‘well paid’ Civil Service is what the former head of the Civil Service Association explained is the aim. The range of increase in pay is 21% to 67% with those working in Education getting the largest leaps; fire officers are also seeing a big boost of around 60%. Government has allotted $9 million dollars to this recurrent TCIG expense; another quarter of a million dollars is pegged for education and training opportunities. Dames is first Hospitality Hero Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:anya williams, civil service, increase, premier rufus ewing, salary DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES.last_img read more

Man and woman arrested in El Centro for smuggling 40 pounds of

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom EL CENTRO (KUSI) – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and a 23-year-old woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine over the weekend, officials said.The incident happened around noon on Sunday at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint near El Centro, Border Patrol Press Officer Ralph DeSio said.Agents found a hidden compartment in the driver and passenger side floorboards after a canine team alerted them to the cabin of the 2002 Chrysler sedan driven by the woman.The floorboards contained 40.34 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $133,122, DeSio said.The woman, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation. July 10, 2018 Man and woman arrested in El Centro for smuggling 40 pounds of meth Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more